Biofuels

Algae! Trash! Poop! Organisms convert energy from the sun into energy for life. PF Members offer their solutions on how to turn that biomass into an energy source for mankind.

Arizona State University is a cutting edge research institution. Lightworks is a ground breaking initiative focusing on harnessing the sun and transforming it into energy.
Planet Forward
Spring is always an exciting time in Washington, DC.  Cherry Blossoms bloom, the tourists return to the national mall, and the EPA P3 contest is back. Yes, the P3 contest!  The Environmental Protection Agency's "People, Prospetity, and the Planet"... Read More
Bio Energy Company
Sapphire Energy believes the time is now to create new energy solutions that are environmental, scalable, and renewable. Sapphire is leading the new industrial category of Green Crude production with the potential to profoundly change America’s... Read More
Turning algae into the next renewable resource by making it in to plastics, bio fuels, nutritional supplements as well as animal feed. The algae will be grown in the non-potable water that is left over from reverse osmosis.
Walter Cronkite School, Arizona State University
Algae are simple photosynthetic organisms that are an original carbon source for petroleum products. Researchers at Arizona State University are growing algae and converting it into fuel. In this video ASU researchers explain how their turning... Read More
We create waste that can be reused to create the energy, products and foodstuffs we consume. We can divert our entire waste stream to create jobs, energy(heat and/or electricity) and food for ourselves at the municipal level or microscale these... Read More
It may seem gross, and that's primarily because it is. Cows are king of converting plant material into energy so it's no wonder that researchers have begun to look to bovine for answers. Everyday the average cow digests 150 pounds of plant material... Read More
University of Arkanasas
Biofuels have been considered as one of the great alternatives to solving the energy problem for transportation fuels. Corn used for ethanol unfortunately competes with a staple foodstuff, and requires significant amounts of land area. Ethanol... Read More
I believe we should produce a vast network of desalinated water pumping systems, that is powered by clean energy (wind power, solar power, nuclear power, wave/tidal power, hydroelectric power and geothermal). The network would include vast high... Read More
Planet Forward
During his State of the Union address, President Obama set a new goal: by 2035, 80 percent of America's electricity will come from clean energy sources. Watch

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